Parades of the Samba Schools in São Paulo – 02

Andreza Sobrinho, dancer of the samba school Rosas de Ouro. She was elected Queen of the Carnival of São Paulo - photo: Raul Zito/G1

During the first night in São Paulo seven samba schools paraded. In my previous post we read about and saw the pictures of the first four carnival groups.
In this post the other three.

Allegorical float of samba school Rosas de Ouro - photo: Flavio Moraes/G1

Samba school Rosas de Ouro was inspired by Hungary and highlighted that country on the avenue in a fictional story full of knights, kings, princesses and castles.

Allegorical float of samba school Rosas de Ouro - photo: Raul Zito/G1

With the theme “O esplendor da África no reinado da folia” (The splendour of Africa in the reign of folly), the samba school Acadêmicos do Tucuruvi made a reverence to the primitive peoples of Africa.

Allegorical float of samba school Rosas de Ouro - photo: Raul Zito/G1

And as last Mancha Verde closed the first day of presentations and took to a story that presents the lessons of humility of Candomblé.

Rosas de Ouro
Samba school Rosas de Ouro was inspired by Hungary and highlighted that country on the avenue in a fictional story full of knights, kings, princesses and castles.

Samba dancer of Rosas de Ouro parade in the Sambódromo - photo: Raul Zito/G1

The parade started with a giant book announcing to the public that Rosas de Ouro brought a story to tell first night of parades in this carnival 2012 in Anhembi in São Paulo. The school from Freguesia do Ó, a neighborhood in the north of the capital, was inspired by another country on another continent.

The fantastic costumes are one of the attractions of the Rosas de Ouro parade in São Paulo - photo: Vanessa Carvalho / Brazil Photo Press / AFP Photo

Beauty marked the presentation of samba school Rosas de Ouro in Anhembi, São Paulo - photo: Yasuyochi Chiba / AFP Photo

The muse Ellen Rocche is one of the main attractions of the parade of Rosas de Ouro, São Paulo, in Anhembi - photo: André Penner / AP Photo

Elaine de Almeida was the centre of the fourth float of Rosas de Ouro - photo: Rafael Sampaio/G1

Acadêmicos do Tucuruvi
With the theme “O esplendor da África no reinado da folia” (The splendour of Africa in the reign of folly), the samba school Acadêmicos do Tucuruvi made a reverence to the primitive peoples of Africa.
Penultimate school to parade in the Sambódromo in Anhembi on the first night of Carnival in São Paulo, Acadêmicos do Tucuruvi dressed in the many exuberant colours of Africa to show the influence of the continent in the culture and in Carnival of Brazil.

Richly decorated float of Acadêmicos do Tucuruvi discussed African themes - photo: Flavio Morais/G1

Acadêmicos do Tucuruvi was runner-up last year and lost to Vai-Vai by only 0.25 points. This year, the school came with full force to get the first title in the Special Group.

Vibrant colours in the float of Acadêmicos do Tucuruvi. Tucuruvi was runner-up last year and lost to Vai-Vai by only 0.25 points. The school seeks first title in the Special Group - photo: Flavio Morais/G1

The plot of “O esplendor da África no reinado da folia” highlighted the wealth and splendour of African culture in a reverence to the primitive peoples in Africa, leaving aside the stories of illness and poverty which usually portray the region and just to remember a past of freedom, prosperity and glory.

Graciella Carvalho, second in the Miss Bumbum contest, paraded with Acadêmicos do Tucuruvi. Asked if she bothered to show her breasts, she said, 'Nothing bothers me" - photo: Raul Zito/G1

Model and TV-presenter Caroline Bittencourt on the avenue for Acadêmicos do Tucuruvi, the samba school that did the penultimate presentation of the opening day of the carnival in Sãao Paulo - photo: Raul Zito/G1

Second Princess and Carnival King Momo of São Paulo parade with Acadêmicos do Tucuruvi - photo: Raul Zito / G1

Master of ceremonies and flag bearer of Tucuruvi represent the respect and dignity in African tribal families - photo: Flavio Morais / G1

The plot of Acadêmicos do Tucuruvi was 'O esplendor da África no reinado da foliá (The splendour of Africa in the reign of folly) - photo: Flavio Morais/G1

The magical forces of culture showed beauty and samba on the float 'African Rituals', representing the African religion with much fire - photo: Flavio Morais/G1

Couple of master of ceremonies and flag bearer of Acadêmicos do Tucuruvi - photo: Flavio Morais/G1

Mancha Verde
Mancha Verde closed the first day of presentations and took to a story that presents the lessons of humility of Candomblé.

Viviane Araújo, Queen of the drums of Mancha Verde prepares for the start of the parade - photo: Raul Zito /G1

The plot of “Pelas mãos do mensageiro do axé a lição de Odú Obará: A humildade” (By the hands of the messenger of the axé the lesson Odú Obará: Humility) was sung while the public saw the sun rise in the parade and the school occupied the runway of Anhembi.

The Front Committee of Mancha Verde initiates the parade. The samba school is the last to report on the first day of Carnival - photo: Raul Zito / G1

The young club, founded in 1995, is still vying for its first title in the Special Group. Last year, it finished in a 4th place. This year, the samba school told the story of a prince who symbolizes one of 16 game pieces of shells. Odú Obará was one of 16 brother princes who had the mission to teach men the necessary values for life.

Detail of the body painting on the model Salimeni Juju, one of the muses of the Mancha Verde - photo: Raul Zito/G1

Model Salimeni Juju, one of the muses of Mancha Verde - photo: Raul Zito/G1

The model Juju Salimeni waiting for the parade of Mancha Verde to start - photo: Raul Zito/G1

Muse of Mancha Verde sings the samba-enredo of the samba school - photo: Raul Zito/G1

A float in the parade of Mancha Verde - photo: Raul Zito/G1

Muse of Mancha Verde - photo: Raul Zito/G1

Next the Saturday night parades in São Paulo. Another seven carnival schools.